September 15, 2014 - Industry News
The recall affects 70,209 2005-2008 model-year Ford Escape hybrid electric vehicles and 2006-2008-MY Mercury Mariner hybrid electric vehicles.
Tags: Ford Escape, Mercury, Mercury Mariner, Recalls, 2008-MY, 2005-MY, Ford, NHTSA, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
When drivers continually scan their surroundings, they can better anticipate hazards and maintain a space cushion around their vehicle. Here is some advice on driver scanning.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Ford, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week
Ford will offer cutaway van models of its E-Series as well as its Transit, but doesn't view the move as competing with itself, because the offerings compete in different weight classes.
Tags: Cutaway Vans, Ford Transit, Ford, Ford E-450
September 12, 2014 - Industry News
The recall, first reported last month, affects 133,227 2013-2014 model-year Escape and Focus ST vehicles in the U.S.
Tags: Ford Escape, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford, 2014-MY, NHTSA, Crossovers, Ford Focus ST, Hatchbacks
September 11, 2014 - Industry News
Ford has shipped all models of its 2015 Transit full-size van, including the cargo, passenger, cutaway, and chassis cab models, representatives for the automaker told Automotive Fleet.
Tags: Order-to-Delivery Times, Ford, Ford Transit, Dealers
September 5, 2014 - Global News
Ford Motor Company's Oakville (Canada) Assembly plant now sends no operational waste-to-landfill, an achievement that gives the automaker the distinction of becoming landfill-free at all its manufacturing facilities in Canada.
Tags: Canada, Sustainability, Ford
September 3, 2014 - Industry News
Ford's 2015 F-450 Super Duty pickup truck will meet the Society of Automotive Engineers' J2807 towing standard with a capability of hauling 31,200 pounds, Ford has announced.
Tags: Ram Truck, Ford F-450, Towing, Ford, Pickup Trucks
August 28, 2014 - Industry News
Ford has begun production of its 2015 Mustang at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan, as it celebrates the 50th anniversary and enters the sixth generation of its pony car.
Tags: Assembly Plant, Ford Mustang, Ford, 2015-MY, Sports Cars
August 26, 2014 - Industry News
Ford engineers have implemented several improvements to the 2015 F-150 pickup truck that should improve the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle and improve fuel efficiency, according to Ford.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aerodynamics
August 25, 2014 - Industry News
Fleets who order special versions of Ford's 2015 F-150 pickup truck can expect to receive their vehicles in February, following the arrival of more standard versions later this year.
Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, Ford, 2015-MY, Order to Delivery
August 23, 2014 - Industry News
The recall affects 616 Ford vehicles manufactured earlier this month in Detroit.
Tags: Ford Focus, Recalls, Ford, 2014-MY, Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
August 19, 2014 - Global News
For the first time in 50 years, Ford Motor Co. is testing a right-hand-drive configuration for its refreshed pony car.
Tags: Ford Mustang, Right-Hand Drive, Ford, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa
August 15, 2014 - Industry News
The recall affects more than 159,000 2013-2014 model-year vehicles.
Tags: Ford Escape, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford, 2014-MY, Compact Sedans, Hatchbacks, Crossovers, Ford Focus ST
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $55 million to projects expected to advance battery-electric vehicle technology and adaption for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Chrysler, Ford, Transmissions, U.S. Department of Energy, Battery-Electric Vehicles
Sales of Ford's Transit Connect cargo van and wagon increased 27 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period a year ago, Ford has announced.
Tags: Ford, Ford Transit Connect, Compact Vans, Passenger Vans, Cargo Vans, 2014-MY
Ford's new full-size van that's replacing its E-Series vans will help the show's King family complete farm chores during the fourth season of the reality series that begins at 10 p.m. East Coast time on Aug. 15.
Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Farming
August 14, 2014 - Industry News
Developed by automotive supplier Magna International, the 2015 F-150's new seamless sliding window design conceals the vertical seams typically seen on conventional pickup truck sliding rear windows.
Tags: Ford, F-150, Rear Window, Seamless, Magna International
August 8, 2014 - Industry News
The automaker is also recalling Lincoln MKC SUVs to address windshield defects that might affect driver visibility.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Lincoln, Ford, Ford Transit, 2015-MY, Luxury SUVs, Lincoln MKC
August 6, 2014 - Global News
Nissan and Toyota shared the top spot in the third annual Vincentric Best Fleet Value in Canada awards with each manufacturer earning eight Vincentric awards.
Tags: Toyota, Canada, Vincentric, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Best Fleet Value
August 5, 2014 - Industry News
Ford and Toyota each took seven categories in Vincentric's 2014 Best CPO (certified pre-owned) Value awards announced today that covered 41 vehicle segments as well as three affordable brands.
Tags: Vincentric, CPO, Toyota, Ford, Buick, Honda, Chevrolet, Depreciation
Ford has begun replacing Motorcraft brake pads at no cost on certain commercial vehicles at Ford and Lincoln dealerships, as well as Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers.
Tags: Ford, Brakes, Motorcraft
August 1, 2014 - Industry News
Ford Commercial Truck has launched the Transit Means Business Challenge contest to offer a 2015 Transit or 2015 Transit Connect to a business owner who can make the strongest case for how it would use the van, according to Ford.
Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Contest, Ford, Ford Transit
July 28, 2014 - Industry News
Ram Truck is questioning Ford's claim that its 2015 F-450 holds the "best-in-class" towing rating for heavy-duty pickup trucks announced earlier this month.
Tags: Ram Truck, Ford F-450, Towing, Ford, Ram 3500, Heavy-Duty Pickup
Ford's U.S. dealers began ordering the 2015 F-150 this week after receiving pricing for the light-duty pickup that will increase due to the increased use of aluminum in the body.
Tags: Ford F-150, Pricing, Ford, 2015-MY, Light-Duty Trucks
July 24, 2014 - Industry News
Ford's extensive use of aluminum shaved 732 pounds from the weight of two comparable trucks the company weighed for the media at an event earlier this week.
Tags: Ford, Ford F-150, Lightweighting, Pickup Trucks, 2015-MY
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